Activities to achieve Science Based Targets (SBT)

The Greenhouse gas reduction target of NSG Group has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi*) in October 2019 as "a science-based target to limit the average rise of global temperature to below 2℃ from pre-industrial revolution levels" in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

By 2030, NSG Group targets to reduce absolute GHG emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2**) by 21 per cent compared to the 2018 level.

Committed to help mitigate risks of climate change, NSG Group is actively pursuing the following measures:

  • Converting the energy source in glass manufacturing processes from heavy oil to natural gas.
  • Implementing the measures, including the use of LED lights, inverters and waste heat, to reduce CO2 emissions in glass manufacturing processes.
  • Expanding the use of renewable energy.
  • Supplying the glass products highly effective in saving and generating energy to reduce CO2 emissions.

By reducing CO2 emissions from business operations and supplying innovative glass products, NSG Group will continue its contributions to mitigating climate change risks.

■ CO2 emission and SBT

*SBTi is a partnership between CDP (former Carbon Disclosure Project), UN Global Compact, WRI (World Resources Institute) and WWF (World Wildlife Fund), which helps companies set the science-based goals for reducing GHG emissions to prevent the impact of climate change.

**Scope 1: Direct emissions by business operators (Use of fuel in manufacturing processes, etc.)
Scope 2: Indirect emissions by consumption of energy sources (Purchased electricity used in manufacturing processes, etc.)